The Complete 2022 Subaru Model Preview - 3 Next-Generation Models And A New EV
The 2022 Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, and Ascent SUVs will again be the top-selling models for the new model change. The performance lineup of WRX, WRX STI, and BRZ all come with redesigns. The Impreza also gets a complete remodel for the 2022 model change.
The big news is, a new all-electric SUV makes its launch in the U.S. market. Check out the complete 2022 Subaru model preview. Click on each model's links for more information.
2022 Subaru Forester
The fifth-generation Subaru Forester is in its fourth year of the compact SUVs model life cycle. It's when the most prominent design, drivetrain, and safety changes happen. Subaru will give the compact SUV a "refresh" with some exterior and interior modifications to upgrade its appearance, but the significant changes will come underneath its skin.
There are new reports there will be a new Forester Wilderness trim coming next year. You can read about it here.
2022 Subaru Outback Photo credit: Competition Subaru
The 2022 Outback is in the third year of its lifecycle after the wagon's full remodel in 2020. The 2022 wagon will get modest upgrades. Look for Outback to get the next-generation EyeSight X driver-assist technology. There is a strong possibility there will also be a new Outback Wilderness trim too. You can read our full report here.
2022 Subaru Crosstrek
The Crosstrek is in the final year of its five-year lifecycle. Subaru will bring few changes to the 2022 Crosstrek, but the 2023 Crosstrek will be the model to watch. Recent reports say the compact SUV will get a new fuel-efficient 1.5-liter direct-injection turbocharged engine. Read the full story here.
2022 Subaru Ascent
The 2022 Subaru Ascent gets a refresh with some new exterior styling upgrades and improvements to the interior. We don't expect any changes to the 2.4-liter turbocharged Boxer engine or the drivetrain. Look for Ascent to get the next-generation EyeSight X driver-assist technology.
2022 Subaru Impreza
A full redesign is coming in 2022 for the compact sedan and hatchback models. The next-generation 2022 Impreza will come with the new EyeSight X driver-assist safety technology. It could get a new 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, and Subaru will likely drop the manual transmission in the compact car. Subaru is fazing out the manual transmission, so all trims are equipped with standard EyeSight.
2022 Subaru Legacy
The Legacy sedan is in the third year of its lifecycle and will get modest upgrades. The most significant change for the 2022 Legacy is the sedan will also get the next-generation EyeSight X driver-assist technology. We don't expect any changes to the two engine options or drivetrain.
2022 Subaru WRX
The Subaru WRX gets a complete redesign. The all-new 2022 WRX will likely be powered by Subaru's new 2.4-liter direct-injection turbocharged FA24 Boxer engine replacing the 2.0-liter FA20 powerplant. Subaru should increase power from the current 2.0-liter turbocharged engine's 268 horsepower rating, but Subaru has not released any information on how much.
The 2022 WRX will make its global reveal next fall with a dealer launch in the U.S. late next year.
2022 Subaru WRX STI
The Subaru WRX STI also gets a complete redesign. Subaru will drop the EJ25 2.5-liter turbocharged Boxer powerplant forever. The next-generation 2022 WRX STI will likely get a version of the FA24 2.4-liter turbocharged direct-injection Boxer. Sources say it could pump out close to 400 horsepower.
The all-new performance-tuned STI will make its global reveal and launch a year later than the sport-tuned WRX.
2022 Subaru BRZ
The 2022 Subaru BRZ also comes with a complete redesign. Subaru released details of the new second-generation BRZ, and the sports coupe comes with a new 2.4-liter non-turbocharged direct-injection Boxer engine. You can read our full report here.
2022 Subaru All-Electric SUV
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Subaru's first all-electric SUV will make its global reveal in early 2022. Subaru collaborates with Toyota for its first-ever battery-electric car. While Toyota plans to launch a "portfolio of battery-electric products," Subaru will launch one all-new model in 2022. It will have limited availability in California and some eastern states.
The new 2022 Subaru battery-electric model will be about the same size as the Subaru Forester compact SUV. Even though it's developed with Toyota, Subaru will keep the new all-electric "distinctly Subaru."
Subaru Corporation will focus on the U.S. market, where it sells 66 percent of its all-wheel-drive cars. The automaker will prioritize quality in the 2022 Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, and Ascent SUVs.
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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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